Hell yes, it plays like Origins but even better and naval warfare is an important element in the game.
In Origins you could have bounty hunters on your trail and these high level enemies were the most challenging goes in the game but you usually only faced one at a time, in Odyssey at level 10 I found myself facing 5 of them ranging from level 10 to 14 at the same time...
Plus bounty hunters have a brief description and a few perks with strengths and weaknesses to make them a bit more interesting.
Odyssey is definitely the most entertaining open world game I've ever played. There are so many things to do it's just incredible.
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